Job Description

Location: Remote
Compensation: $15.00 per hour
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week for 6 months (mid/late-January to June)

Organization Description:
Best Friends Animal Society is a national non-profit focused on ending the killing of cats and dogs in America's shelters by 2025. Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement by running lifesaving community programs for dogs and cats, providing support and training for animal shelters and rescue groups, and mobilizing community members on behalf of pets in need across the country.

The communities we partner with are diverse and multicultural – and we want that to be reflected within our organization. We welcome our employees’ unique wisdom, special skills, passion, and whole self to the workplace. We believe that our differences are pivotal to uniting the movement and achieving our mission. Our hiring practices are based on kindness and treating all living things, people, animals and the planet, as we would like to be treated. We encourage candidates who can add to our culture by bringing their fresh perspectives and unique lived experiences to apply.

Position Description:
The Corporate Partnerships intern will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Team, helping to identify and research prospects, develop proposals, and steward partners. The Corporate Team is responsible for raising significant revenue and brand visibility for Best Friends and engaging new audiences in our mission.

The Corporate Partnership Intern reports to Anne Travous, Manager of Corporate and Media Partnerships Development, and will receive weekly supervision and regular trainings on relevant career topics. The minimum time commitment for the Corporate Partnership Internship is 20 hours per week at $15.00 per hour for 6 months. Some M-F, 9-5 hours may be required. This is a remote internship. Students seeking college credit are welcome to apply.

Creation of and updating of partner case studies
Prospect research – utilizing prospect research tools to help determine details of potential partners, including contact information, philanthropic interests and past gifts, and current non-profit brand partnerships
Developing initial PowerPoint draft for prospect proposals
Research on cause marketing marketplace partnerships/trends
Competitors and other relevant partnerships we should be aware of (i.e. Hot trends, outside of the box ideas, industry standards)
Corporate score card application to current/past partners – apply our new corporate score card to partnerships to help rate and rank our partnerships
Support fundraisers by conducting portfolio reviews (i.e. Identify acknowledgments/benefits outstanding, review payment terms)
Stewardship support – help create stewardship materials that acknowledge partners and their donations, as well as provide information about our organization and upcoming campaigns/events to keep them engaged
Treat people around you with Kindness and Compassion, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, prioritize your well-being, and work to build strong inclusive relationships with your colleagues by participating in communication loops to share and receive honest feedback.

Learning Outcomes:
Gain a thorough understanding of development and fundraising operations and best practices
Become familiar with the partner stewardship process
Develop research skills, especially related to partnership research
Learn industry and cause-marketing standards
Develop writing and presentation skills and utilize them in the creation of prospect proposals
Develop the skills necessary to thrive in a remote working environment

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications
Basic knowledge of internet research
Organized, and able to compile and report back information
Professional written and oral communication (internal and external)
Effective time management in a high demand setting
Interest in learning how non-profits raise funds through brand partnerships

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

After applicants accept an offer of employment in writing, they will be asked to provide Covid-19 vaccination status information pursuant to any applicable policies in place at the time of hiring.

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends employees may only hold one compensated position at any time. Current employees are not allowed to hold another position and this internship position at the same time. If a current employee would like to apply for this internship, the employee would be required to resign from their primary position, with no guarantee of re-employment, if the employee wanted to accept this position.

This is a part time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Mary Hartrich
Intern Programs Specialist & Recruiter

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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